Collison: “I’d love to see Downing stay”


CollisonJack Collison admits it will be a “bit strange” turning out for the club where it all started – Peterborough United – against the club he loves with a passion, West Ham United tomorrow at London Road.

He said: “I still have so much feeling for the Irons but my whole intention is to help take The Posh into the Championship this season.

“I was here as a kid and to be back feels comfortable   but to be playing against all my old team mates is bound to be a bit odd.”

With reports circulating that Stewart Downing will miss tomorrow’s game because of a likely switch from Upton Park to the north east Collis declared: “It would be a shame if he left. He was brilliant in the early part of last season. I’d love to see him stay but he must do what’s right for him.”

Jack – who will be joining ClaretandHugh and our new podcast for the new season is delighted to see Slaven Bilic in charge of the club.

He said: “For me it was always nailed on.He’s a quality manager and is building a great squad. I think the Hammers could be in for a top season but tomorrow it’s all about getting up to fitness and getting a result under our belts.”

Peterborough United v Irons

Saturday July 11

Kick off: 3pm

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • sleepswithdafishes says:

    good luck Jack. get up and running

  • Simply The Best says:

    Careful what you say Sleepin,dont want you accused of wanting us to lose,lol

  • Tony gore says:

    I did nt realise he was a DICK?

  • jetshammer says:

    I never saw too much of JC. Have to admit was a bit disappointed he left just because when I did see him he showed a bit of talent and he seemed to love West Ham. But that, as we know with Noble, doesn’t mean squat in terms of playing ability.

    I wish him all the best, even if they don’t play for us anymore it’s still good to see youth product doing well somewhere.

  • Navajo Warpony says:

    Good Lad just not blessed with strong knees, I hope he does the business tomorrow…

  • Lt. Quickdrawovic 1st Slavalry C&H Regt says:

    I not only hope he does the business,I hope he’s at the business end of things,opens a business,goes about his work in a business like fashion,buys shares in IBM and tells everyone it’s none of their business. Although he’s too nice a lad to do the last one lol

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